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by jimmurray1946 / January 6, 2012 5:53 AM PST

I read in a recent post tht C-Net is actually owned by a parent company that is PRO SOPA, Is anyone familiar with this claim?

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Link please.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 6, 2012 6:09 AM PST

It is pretty easy to figure out the parent company is CBS. I could not find where this (or for that matter FOX and other) companies publishes the "company stance" on any subject.

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understand...partially, but....
by jimmurray1946 / January 6, 2012 12:10 PM PST
In reply to: Link please.

Ok, so if CBS owns C-Net then can c-net have its own opinion about the SOPA or will they be posting as a zombie for CBS? Its pretty clear where some sites stand (like after dawn) as they publish what they feel is right but can sites owned by a parent company have the same editorial freedoms?

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Sorry but since when did companies have opinions?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 9, 2012 3:48 AM PST

And again, how about a link about this position or opinion from either company?

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by jimmurray1946 / January 9, 2012 6:15 AM PST

Type in go to forums and in the little search window simply type in the letters SOPA. This should provide you with the current flap over the proposed legistration and also a link to the Companies that are in support of the legistration. AND it lists the opinions the companies subscribe to. There currently is/are boycots involving the supporting companies re: go-daddy andothers. Jim.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 9, 2012 6:32 AM PST
In reply to: SOPA

I can't find your answer to my question. Is there a reason you didn't supply this? Could it be the company you asked about has not published an opinion?

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by jimmurray1946 / January 10, 2012 1:46 AM PST
In reply to: Sorry.

Perhaps You can not find an answer to your question since it was a question that I asked initially that I am looking for an answer to. Maybe I should not have used the word "stance" in my initial question. Please feel free to substitute "opinion" or "view" or other words to indicate what the companies position on the SOPA is. Its simply my opinion that the less I deal with companies that seek to limit my free use of the internet the better off I and others will be. The SOPA seems to tell or otherwise (substitute word that pleases you) attempt to guide or direct or steer or whatever my free use of the internet. I pay a rather pricey fee to use the internet therefor I expect that I can use the internet as I see fit. If I choose to obtain services from a company that supports any legislation that limits my ability to do so then that is my choice. Look at what an effect the boycott on Go Daddy had. I am not suggesting that you should follow in my views, all I am doing is attempting to find out which companies are supporting the SOPA so I may (or may not) utilize their services at my own discretion. Freedom is a right, not an optional law that can be imposed by a vote from legislators that the general public is not given the right to vote upon. Granted it was our general vote that put the legislators in the position that they hold however in such far reaching law I feel that the public should have a definite say. Well, I will get off my soap box now and re-enter the real world, remember the CES is on now, gotta get current on my new toys.

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by jimmurray1946 / January 10, 2012 1:53 AM PST
In reply to: Sorry.

follow this link and look to company listed as #54.
Thanks, Jim

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Dead link. But try this one. Nice idea.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 10, 2012 2:53 AM PST
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They can't
by Hategrin / October 8, 2012 3:49 PM PDT

A business is NOT A DEMOCRACY.

A business has an owner, a KING, a CZAR. It's a TOTALATARIAN system. At best (or worst) it has a council or a board of directors that make the decisions. It's PRIVATELY OWNED, that means if they don't like your t-shirt they can fire you for breaking the dress code.

Now of course they might have to shift their reasoning around to make it comply with labor laws, but if you keep writing stories that piss off investors then you're gonna get canned. I don't care if you're the dali llama of capitalism and labor laws in your country, they'll find some way to keep you from publishing media that damages their investors/products images.

Even if that means you get moved to a job sharpening pencils.

If you don't think so then you really should get some work experience. You don't vote on company policy, you don't get to decide if you want to endorse their products, you're told what to do and what to say; sometimes your contract even extends to after you've quit / gone off the clock.

Don't think so? Look at Sony's lawsuit against Jerry Lambert.

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 6, 2012 6:04 AM PST
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